Round 7 Football & Netball Preview

This year’s Warrnambool and District league season is only six rounds in but is already delivering plenty of surprises and compelling storylines.

In the senior football, round seven looms as one of the most intriguing rounds yet.

Allansford, the only undefeated team left, face reigning premier Nirranda in a blockbuster contest.

The powerhouse Blues have the wood over the Cats in recent times and will be confident they can get the job done after their dominant showing against Kolora-Noorat in round six.

Tim Nowell’s Cats are undefeated for a reason though and continue to rise to the occasion, week in, week out.

Should they knock over their opponents they surely would claim the tag of early premiership favourites.

Seventh-placed Dennington versus fifth-placed Kolora-Noorat should also be a good battle between two clubs near one another on the ladder.

A win to either could be the difference between playing finals or not at the end of the year.

The Power would love to bounce back from a heavy loss to the Blues while the Dogs will be hungry after a missed opportunity against Timboon Demons.

In the A grade netball, the Cats’ clash with Nirranda should also be a cracking contest.

The Cats have been mighty impressive this year under new playing-coach Jess Rohan and have found themselves in third spot on the ladder.

The undefeated Blues, under new coach Maddie Hunger, are flying after back-to-back flags and again look the team to beat.

Meanwhile, Russells Creek will fancy itself a good chance of picking up its second win when it plays Panmure, who is still searching for its first victory.

South Rovers take on Old Collegians in the remaining fixture which should make for good viewing in both the football and the netball.

Matt Hughes


Warrnambool Standard